QPR consider defensive options

QPR are considering abandoning an attempt to sign Michael Dawson from Tottenham after struggling to agree personal terms, The Daily Mail claim.

The England international central defender is surplus to requirements in Andre Villas-Boas’ mind, and as such will be allowed to leave White Hart Lane this summer.

The London clubs have agreed a fee for the centre-half, and a basic wage of £60,000 a week has been agreed.

Despite this, Dawson is refusing to accept the Loftus Road club’s bonus structure, and as such Mark Hughes’ men may turn their attention elsewhere.

QPR are considering switching their attention to Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross and have also been given the green light by Real Madrid to take Ricardo Carvalho on a season-long loan deal.

By Gareth McKnight